Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Pamper score: 7
Who wouldn’t love each day to end with a luxury spa treatment designed to restore and relax tired muscles? That’s what you get with this three-day package at Sanctuary, located in the heart of gorgeous Paradise Valley. You’ll stay in a chic, spacious casita; dine on gourmet cuisine from the highly acclaimed kitchen of Food Network star Beau MacMillan; and soak up some epic scenery as you ride and run through the Sonoran Desert. All your needs—training and otherwise—are meticulously anticipated, thanks to a pre-visit call with Sanctuary’s fitness team. Looking for a swim focus? Here you have the rare opportunity to work one-on-one with Olympic gold medal swimmer Misty Hyman, who can critique your stroke technique and tweak for easy efficiency gains. Day two lets you focus on the bike during a guided ride, and on the final day you’ll run some of the area’s world-class trails. And did we mention that every day winds down at the spa?
Insider tip: The renowned spa offers therapeutic sports massage tailored to the individual athlete, but consider trying something a little different: the Watsu massage. For this “aquatic experience,” you’ll wear a swimsuit and enter a private tub, where the warm water offers relief from joint compression and allows for better range of motion as a therapist stretches and massages you.